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  1. nox

    nox I'm actually ok looking... so chill.

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    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    do a v8 swap :bigthumb:
     
  4. nox

    nox I'm actually ok looking... so chill.

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    i cant decide:

    air bag suspension or v8 and sway bars.


    Also there is a cowl hood on the way and and envoy bumper around tax time hopefully!
     
  5. AggieZR2

    AggieZR2 Now AggieZQ8

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    If you dont have a V6 then go for the 8, but if you already have the 4.3 then I say bag it. It would look really good lower.
     
  6. nox

    nox I'm actually ok looking... so chill.

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    well see thats the thing. right now i have a 2.2 which means I WANT MORE POWER!

    But on the other hand a v8 swap would be a lot easier starting with a 6. a lot more stuff is reusable from a 4.3 truck. On the 4 banger I pretty much have to scrap it all! :-/
     
  7. Otto

    Otto Who the hell do you think I am!?!?!?!

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    you arent gonna get any more out of the 2.2, i say LS1 and a T56
     
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    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    the ls1 is a bitch to swap in teh old ones not sure about the new style

    but def the t56 go with a crate motor
     
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    it's more of a bitch to put in a new one. you can get a crate chevy 350 for under 2K. depending on what you choose for trannies, you can get a good one for $800-1200. $1200 being a nicely built one. 800 being a moderate one. also, you'll want to slap a new rear-end in there. at least get rid of the 4.11's. i don't know if the housing is reusable for a V8 application. i'd look into maybe a rear off of a blazer or something, one with disc rears. then, new gears, maybe a posi unit. i think i'd go with a 3.73 gearing, depending on the transmission's gearing, so that you don't kill the 4th gear on the highway. nothing like 4K rpm at 80mph in 4th.

    oh, and i'm a fan of lowering in a tastefull manner. i like to keep the wheels out from under the wells. so, i'm going to have to say nay to bags, however, you probably like them. it's up to you. low and slow? or not so low, but damn fast?
     
  10. nox

    nox I'm actually ok looking... so chill.

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    damn if only i could afford both.
     
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    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    i say go with the swap i like the ride heith there i say do with the swap

    maybe get some wheels
     
  12. nox

    nox I'm actually ok looking... so chill.

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    everday i go back and forth between bags and power.

    what about building up a 4.3 to drop in there? Would that be any easier than a v8 or should I go all out?
     
  13. Otto

    Otto Who the hell do you think I am!?!?!?!

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    he cant use a crate motor, if his laws are like most , it must be either a direct replacement engine, or from another vehicle of that model year or newer, if its a V8 its either the LS1 based motors from a silverado or a LS1, both arent easy

    and a LS1 is a very large and expensive pain to swap, such a nice motor tho

    and a 4.3 swap if only going to be mildly cheaper and a little easier to rewire, easier and cheaper to just go buy a 4.3 truck and swap your stuff over to it
     
  14. nox

    nox I'm actually ok looking... so chill.

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    thats what i was thinkin.

    why can't i use a new crate motor? if the crate motor was made in 2003 its newer than my truck right?

    I dont know. Bags are looking like a better choice out of all this.
     
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    You can get a 4.3 out of a wrecked truck and strap on the procharger intercooled supercharger package that puts out 10 pounds of boost. That would get you around 300 horses. But then again, the package is around 4 grand i think. But if you know anything about your V8 swap you better be expecting to spend more than that.

    I can tell you that a guy on zr2.com swapped in an LS1 into his truck, which I think was a 98, and he said the swap cost him around 10,000 to complete. And he is an engineer for GM. He also did a perfect swap and has had no problems with it since. It could probably be done cheaper, but cheaper almost always never means better.
     
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    okay, here's the deal. everyone thinks that a V8 swap won't pass emissions. it will. even in california. visit s10v8.com for info.
     
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    nox I'm actually ok looking... so chill.

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    well now im thinkin just stay with the 4 banger, slap some swaybars and some 18s on her and calling it a day.

    i gotta stop spending money sometime
     
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    that sounds good
     
  19. flynfrog

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    depends what state hes in i cloud slap any thing in my s10 in iowa and get away with it


    im thinking fo trying to get a 2 cycle gp bike lisened fuck you california :fawk:

    hehe

    the older motors are a lot easier to swap in mostly because of the the starter palcemnt and the arangement of the accsories
     
  20. Otto

    Otto Who the hell do you think I am!?!?!?!

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    only if it is a direct replacement for your engine, if you go to a different engine, it has to come out of a vehicle, but it depends on your state
     
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    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    do you have smog checks?
     
  22. Otto

    Otto Who the hell do you think I am!?!?!?!

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    i dont in my county

    but engine swaps are still responsible for smog checks, depends on the state and county

    cali has it the worst, you have to go get certificates and approvals before your allowed to even get the smog check, then you still have to pass smog
     
  23. nox

    nox I'm actually ok looking... so chill.

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    and thats why none of us live in cali. :)
     
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    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    if they dont knwo you swapped the enigien they cant make you check it can they
     
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    Otto Who the hell do you think I am!?!?!?!

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    ahh, but if you were to get in a wreck, your absolutly fucked, or if they were to find out

    many places are strict on engine codes, its easy to tell a LS1 from a 4 or 6 banger
     

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